As residents in Louisiana and California deal with the aftermath of devastating floods and fires, respectively, Two Ten Footwear Foundation is providing support to members of the footwear industry in need of assistance.
In Louisiana, 13 people were killed and 60,000 homes were damaged in the wake of a storm that dumped between 20-30 inches of rain in the Baton Rouge area earlier this month. In California, firefighters are battling nine major wildfires across the state, which have forced many people out of their homes.
Two Ten is providing crisis relief including financial assistance, counseling, and information and referral services to eligible footwear industry or allied industry employees. Those in need of assistance can call, email or apply online. Those interested in making a financial donation to support affected families can do so online as well.
The foundation has already heard from many people in the hard-hit areas, including a woman in the footwear industry whose home was ruined by three feet of water. She and her new husband also lost all of their wedding gifts that had been in a local storage unit.
The shoe store where the woman worked was forced to close, leaving her without a steady stream of income. She and her husband are living with relatives while their home is gutted and repaired, and Two Ten is providing financial assistance as they get back on their feet.
Those interested in more information can visit TwoTen.org.